About the speaker
Wendy studied Physics and Music at University, and spent most of her time as a student trying to explain to people why that was a good combination. She now runs a science communication company and spends most of her time trying to explain what that means. In short, she really likes explaining things to live audiences, and that’s what she’s passionate about. Formerly a saxophone player in the (sadly forgotten) Cardiff band ‘Doctor Lewney and the Asylum Seekers’ she now doesn’t get much chance to play, so fulfils her need for audience thrills by presenting science stuff to various types.
She set up and runs the social enterprise, ‘science made simple’ – an outreach and communication company that reaches over 60,000 people a year with exciting science and engineering shows presented at schools and festivals across the UK and beyond. She dabbles in politics with a place on the Science Advisory Council of Wales representing the informal science education sector. She is the author of 19 science books, including the bestseller* ‘Why do golf balls have dimples?’ and she once ran across a tank of slime, live on TV on Tomorrow’s World (back in the day). Last year she was (allegedly) seen blowing smoke rings at Alan Titchmarsh on ITV…
*this may not be completely scientifically accurate